Pastor Marlon Lock has been a pastor since 2009.
John P. Kee talks about ministering to the youth in his neighborhood.
November of 2016, we spoke with the coach and some members of DC’s Southeast Tarheels. At that time, they had just received a wild card bid to compete at the American Youth Football National Championships in Orlando, Florida. The proble? They had no idea how they would get there; but they were determined. Through diligent […]
Kirk Franklin and Bishop Hezekiah Walker came through to the Get Up! studio to talk about everything gospel with Erica Campbell & GRIFF. They talked about the challenges the face as gospel artists in 2016, and how hard it is to watch the genre struggle in some aspects. Plus, Kirk explains why he thinks young […]
Pastor YPJ talks about reaching an audience of millennials who have largely grown up in an absence of not just the father figures, but family values as well. He breaks down the differences he notices in the millennial generation in terms of family structure, compared to the generations before them, who mostly dealt with the […]
In this edition of Love Talking, Erica Campbell brings in a friend, a woman named Misha whose podcast, entitled “The Uncommon Chat,” deals with the concerns of young single people in the dating scene in 2016. She explains that a common issue is monogamy, because a lot of young people aren’t interested in being with […]
Just about everybody can look back into their childhood and recall the whooping that changed their life. Whether it was mom and dad, or maybe a grandparent or an auntie, the switch has been a staple in the black household for generations. In this edition of the Get Up Poll, these listeners call in and […]
In GRIFF’s prayer today, he talks to God about the musky smell that so many of kids from the youth church service tend to walk in smelling like. Though he thanks Christ for all the children looking to get to know God better, he prays for God to intervene so that they may stop coming […]
On this episode, I talked to an organization that is changing the lives of youth and families, Bright Beginnings, Inc. Whitney Faison, the organization’s Volunteer and Communications Specialist, broke down the statistics around homeless youth and families, and what Bright Beginnings is doing to combat this issue in the District of Columbia – one family at a […]
The national perception of law enforcement may not be very receptive given recent officer-involved shootings and beatings across the nation. Just this week, it was…